eleanor interviews me all about my book!

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Quite possibly one of my favorite experiences ever took place a few months ago in a recording studio in downtown Phoenix when my nine-year-old daughter Eleanor (though she’s ten now!), interviewed me all about my book, A Coat of Yellow Paint! When I first asked Eleanor if she might want to do something like this, she cut me off as before I even finished asking with an emphatic, “YES!...

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A Coat of Yellow Paint is HERE!

Roughly 24 hours ago, my first book, A Coat of Yellow Paint, officially released into the world! Physical hardcopies left warehouses en route to front porches and mailboxes across the country (and a few across oceans!) as many of you generously preordered in the weeks leading up to this day.   Audio files of me narrating my book found their way to many of your tablets, too — marking April 6th as the birth of my book and a day my online community showed up for me and lended support....

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look what just arrived!

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A few days ago, a big box showed up in the mail from my publisher. Inside the box, was my book.  I’d been anticipating the arrival of this box for several weeks now (in a way you could say I’d been anticipating this box for several years and that’d be true, too)–  dreaming of what it might feel like to finally hold the finished copy of my first book in my hands and flip through the pages....

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